Ford Fusion's New Front End Structure Withstands Small-Overlap Collisions

A small-overlap collision is one in which a quarter or less of the frontal width of a car collides with another object (typically an oncoming car that has drifted over the line). It is a very common type of collision, but one that is particularly difficult for vehicles to resist again.

To diffuse the force of an impact, most cars have an engineered crumple zone behind the bumper. When a crash hits only the edge of the vehicle's front, however, most of the crumple zone is bypassed.

Fortunately, the 2017 Ford Fusion is one sedan that won't let Conshohocken drivers down!

Its new facelift came with both stylistic changes and underlying structural strengthening that earned it a good rating by the IIHS in the small-overlap crash test, and the IIHS's overall Top Safety Pick+ award.

"The 2017 Ford Fusion is our most advanced car yet and we're proud to see it recognized by NHTSA and the IIHS for its safety performance too," said Bill Strickland, chief program engineer, Ford Motor Company. "Great new features include a pedestrian detection system and hands-free parallel and perpendicular parking capability, as well as existing optional lane-keeping assist and Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert."

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